Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.
After being selected recently to participate in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), the city of Porterdale is one step closer to improving its housing situation.
Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?
Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.
The City of Social Circle is inviting everyone in the community to band together to give thanks this weekend at the annual community Thanksgiving celebration.
The City of Oxford has begun work on plans for one of its biggest projects ever, the 175th birthday celebration for the historic city in 2014.
Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
With less than a month before the Dec. 3 runoff election between incumbent Dan Chisholm and Charlie Akin for the District 4 seat on the Social Circle Board of Education, some citizens are questioning whether Akin should have the ability to set school taxes for residents when he, himself, does not pay them.
After a three-way race for the District 4 seat of the Social Circle Board of Education, two candidates will be back on the ballot in December for a runoff election.
More than a year after the accident that killed Allison Bell Campbell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe took a plea deal on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
More than a year after the deadly accident that killed Allison Bell Campbell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe took a plea deal on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
A Covington woman is recovering after being stabbed in the leg during an argument, according to reports.
After deliberating for just over an hour Wednesday, a jury found 49-year-old Hannibal Wayne McMullen guilty of the 2012 murder of 26-year-old Ketitra Jones.
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:40 p.m. : Defendant Hannibal Wayne McMullen has been found guilty of all counts. McMullen has been charged of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
In a recent speech to the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Sonny Perdue explained how in the 2007-2008 school year, Georgia colleges graduated only one physics teacher, nine chemistry teachers and 140 math teachers. In an effort to provide students with quality teachers, the Newton County School System sent representatives to India earlier this year. Dennis Carpenter, associate superintendent for human resources for the NCSS, said the system has signed an agreement with Global Teachers Research ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were called to a domestic dispute after a woman reportedly call 911 for help and told the dispatcher that her husband had a gun.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Taco Bell in regards to a theft after a man made off with $97 after confusing an employee.
Two Alcovy High School students were arrested and charged with terroristic threats following a small explosion caused by combustible fluids in the commons area of the school Tuesday morning.
Arleshia Little was taught early to contribute. As a child, her parents instilled in her a desire to do as they did and help others, and that desire has carried over into her adult life today. As a leader-bank officer with BB&T she helps others achieve their financial goals, and as a minister's wife she works with people on their spiritual goals as well. Little's husband serves as pastor of Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in ...
Growing up Shannon Davis thought of Newton County as one thing only - a rival, as a student and cheerleader in Rockdale County. Now, however, she can't imagine being anywhere else. "Everyone knew who you were, where you had been and pretty much where you were going," she said. "Covington is still a lot like that and I hope my kids will one day feel that special sense of belonging. My parents were always very ...
If things had been just a little different, C.C. Bates would have never been an educator or served on Newton County's Board of Education. She might have been your guide if you decided to take a river trip down the Rio Grande. For all her educational accomplishments, Bates says she floundered her senior year of college at the University of South Carolina, and a whitewater kayaking class with a roommate turned out to be something she adored.
Two students at Alcovy High School have been detained and are facing criminal charges following an incident Tuesday morning in which a plastic bottle full of combustible fluids burst in the commons area.
The Eastside High School head football coach who was charged with theft by taking in a case of alleged mortgage fraud has had all the charges against him dropped.
Officers from the Covington Police Department arrested a 35-year-old woman for prostitution in the Happy Hollow area following stepped up patrol in the area.
A 40-year-old Covington man was arrested Saturday and charged with child molestation.
At roughly 8:30 a.m. a water bottle with an unknown substance inside of it went off in the commons area of Alcovy High School. It was not an incendiary device and no students or school property was affected at all as far as investigators are aware at this time.
Concerned residents in the Green Acres neighborhood contacted authorities in the early morning hours of April 20 after they witnessed a gun being shot out of a vehicle with three occupants.
Food Depot was the scene of two separate shoplifting attempts, both of which were thwarted by observant employees.
In an update, Newton County School System Special Education Director Cathy Stubbs showed Board of Education members just how far behind the county's special education program is compared to state percentages.